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    OC Transpo's best bus is a NovaBus Classic.

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    In order:
    1. OC Transpo
    2. STO

    Favourite OC bus models:
    1.GM/MCI/NovaBus Classics (prefer NovaBus though.)
    2. 1989/1992 D40s (Greatly prefer the 1992s due to the black window frames and the A/C housing.)
    3. 1991-1992 Orion Vs (I seem to be a lot more into these as of recently)
    4. 76xx-82xx Fishbowls
    5. 1998 Orion Vs

    Favourite low floor models:
    1. ISL D60LFs
    2. Inveroes
    3. D60LFRs
    4. Double deckers
    5. Hybrid VIIs (something had to come in last, plus would have been better as a diesel bus.)

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  1. It's really rare when it occurs for me. This may have been just a random one time thing. However, I think I know the cause of the two previous events (they both occurred in 2017 fairly close to each other). At the time, I was taking some medication for a few months that made it difficult for my kidneys to get rid of all the protein that accumulated. To compensate for this, I had to drink almost 4 litres of water (along with some soda, juice, or milk) every day (doctor's orders). Because I found it difficult to drink in the morning because I was nauseated, I would often have to drink most of my water during the evening/night hours. I often stayed up until 2AM to get my required intake in. The two bedwetting incidents were most likely caused by me drinking way too much during nighttime. As for this most recent incident, I have no idea. I don't recall drinking a lot before I went to bed that night. After doing some research, I found that it's a somewhat common phenomenon (called "false awakening") to have your mind somehow incorporate the signal that you need to go into your dream, causing your bladder to sometimes actually release urine in real life when you dream that you're in the washroom for example. It's most common among bedwetters from what I've read but it's not unusual to have it happen once or twice.
  2. 4755 on 56 Tunney's Pasture at Carling/Sherwood at 15:07. 6392 on 81 Clyde at Caldwell/Morisset at 15:35.
  3. These two photos did not come out right at all. My iPhone just wouldn't focus. In the case of the first photo, I was too close to the bus to get all of it in the frame plus it was unfocused. The second just refused to focus but would have been decent otherwise.
  4. Edit: quoted wrong post I'm going to say not. 2008 Orion V with EPA 2007 ISL/B400R (those are uncommon) or 1992 Orion V with 6V92TA/HTB-748?
  5. A WTF/FML moment during my spare period at school: I had an unopened ginger ale can in my bag today that I was saving for home. My school binder happened to be in there as well. At the end of third period, everything seemed fine. However, at the very beginning of fourth period, I get my binder out and it is soaked. I found out that it was coming from the ginger ale (the top was unopened but the bottom was wet, possibly a manufacturing defect or something) and promptly threw the can out. I didn't even know that was possible. I didn't hit my bag on anything and the can wasn't poked by anything. Almost every single piece of paper got soaked in my binder (the bottom quarters of each sheet). I had to let the papers in my binder dry and now my math studying has been postponed until tomorrow assuming they're dry by then. I've also thrown out any wet papers that I don't need. I've also had a streak of bad luck recently. Just the last day before Christmas break, I was walking home and slipped on a road when I was crossing. There was a car coming towards me as well so I'm glad I didn't get hit. The same day, I get on my bus and somehow hit my head on the ceiling when I get off it (it was a D60LFR by the way). A few days later, I get sick during the break...
  6. According the the refurb thread, no. One way to identify a refurbished D60LF would be the absence of the yellow treadles located on the floor of each bottom door (Also applicable to 6642 which was refurbed, also identifiable from outside because the bus will not have yellow strips below the rear doors similar to the S50 D60LFs). However, some D60LFs and D60LFRs lack the yellow treadles despite not being refurbed. The seats also should be dark blue as new covers are put on and the body should be shiny. Only 6365, 6366, 6374, 6381, and 6385 are refurbished and in service at this point. 6380, 6393, and 6402 are being refurbished right now.
  7. Most artics lost the "raindrop" window near the front window because the buses had structural issues. The buses were literally a Classic front end grafted onto a modified 60 foot version of a fishbowl. The front section was the first 30 feet taken straight from a 35 foot Fishbowl, and the rear section of the bus was the last 25 feet of the 40 foot version of the Fishbowl. I recall reading somewhere that the GM artics used normal Fishbowl frames from the front wheelwell back. As a result, they weren't strong enough to handle the increased leverage of the Classic fronts. To compensate, most if not all 53 GM artics from all four agencies (OC, TTC, Hamilton, Mississauga) had to get new frame members welded above the front wheelwell and in the space where the window originally was, thus solving the structural problem.
  8. This may be a long shot, but does anyone know when the 84xx Classics actually started being retired? I read @JCL's allocation list on his old site and it turns out that all were supposedly active in December 28, 2003 (nearing 2004) except for 8420. Here's the list if anyone's interested: http://octranspo.tripod.com/fleetroster/ However, I just went over @MCIBUS's active list and there were only 14 out of 25 84xx Classics listed in service... His looked to have been sometime before 1999 because there were also 114 Ikarus buses listed active plus 359 New Looks, 14 84xx Classics, 13 85xx Classics, 34 87xx, 58 89xx, 25 91xx Classics, 30xx 93xx Classics, 55 1990 D40s, 27 1992 D40s, 25 1991 Orion Vs, and 28 1992 Orion Vs for a total active roster of 788 buses.
  9. I found that the Chameleon theme was the only one that showed the post with the normal small font whether I was logged in or not. I tried the blue and red themes while logged out and it resulted in the post having the big font I saw while being logged in with both those themes enabled. I think it's more of an issue with the themes themselves.
  10. Any last words for the 2010s decade before it goes away? I personally think that 2010-2013 were the best moments of my decade although 2014-2016 were still great. 2017-2018 was okay for me, while 2019 just went to shit, especially April-June (not going into specifics, I had some personal issues I had to deal with). The later part of this year was decent though.
  11. This TTC Orion VII Retirements thread post keeps varying in font size depending on whether I log in or not. When I'm signed out, the font appears perfectly normal. However, when I'm actually signed in, the font gets much larger. Here's some photos: (Appearance when signed in) (what the post looks like when I'm signed out)
  12. One other piece of evidence I found just now: 9245 actually had its rear fleet number on the window (visible in the photo if you look closely enough) unlike the other 1992 Orion Vs. The scrapped bus in the photo does not appear to have a fleet number above the window so it's highly likely that it is in fact 9245.
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